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Gloria Dei Open Golf Outing

You are invited to participate in the 27th Annual Gloria Dei Open Golf Outing to be held on Saturday, September 9, at Twin Lakes Golf Club. It is necessary to pre-register and enclose $25. for greens fee and prize fund. We will have prizes for men and women of all abilities. Please send or drop off your registration form and money to the church office by September 1. Please specify "Golf Outing" on the check and envelope. The registration form can be found on the Welcome Desk in the Gathering Area.

God's Work. Our Hands. Sunday

God's Work, Our Hands activities for 2017 will focus on combating Food Scarcity in our community and in the world. Help to do God's work by volunteering for one or more of the opportunities listed in the announcement sheet that will be available between Sept 10 - Oct 15.

Pediatric Sleep Health Presentation

Does your child snore, have trouble concentrating or going to sleep and staying asleep, etc.? You are invited to a Pediatric Sleep Health presentation on Wednesday, September 13, at 7:00 p.m. in our Fellowship Hall. This is presented by Advocate Children's Sleep Network and Advocate Children's Hospital. Seating is limited. Call the church office to reserve your seat. 630-968-6231

Chair Chi Class

The Third Tuesday Women's group and our parish nurse, Jean Versaci, will be hosting a chair chi class on Tuesday, September 19, at 10:00 a.m. in the church lounge. What is Chair Chi? It is a gentle exercise program developed to help people receive the benefits of traditional Tai Chi Chuan in the comfort and safety of their chair. People who cannot stand or do not feel confident with their balance (walker, wheelchair, movement disorder) are able to participate. Benefits of Chair Chi include balance flexibility, range of motion, strength, energy, pain relief, tranquility, stress reduction and peace of mind. This class will be presented by a certified Chair Chi instructor and also Judi Strong, both from Villa St. Benedict & Benedale Center for Assisted Living.

Gargoyle Brass and Organ Concert

The concert will be held on Sunday, September 24, at 4:00 p.m. The Chicago Gargoyle Brass and Organ Ensemble is comprised of classically trained musicians and performs a wide variety of repertoire in an equally diverse range of settings. The group has toured Minnesota, performed major iturgical works, commissioned and recorded exciting new works, and given concerts for chapters of the American Guild of Organists. (The Fox Valley Chapter of the American Guild of Organists is sponsoring this concert.) The Chicago Gargoyle Brass and Organ Ensemble continues to remain at the cutting edge of music for brass and organ, commissioning new compositions for brass and organ, and entertaining audiences well into its third decade of existence. For more information visit their website. The concert is free and open to all.

Blood Drive

LifeSource Blood Drive will be held on Sunday, September 24, from 7:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. in the church lounge. A light breakfast buffet will be available for all. Make your appointment early to get the best choice of times. Sign-ups will be taken at a table in the Gathering Area on the weekends of September 2-3, 9-10, and  16-17. Walk-ins are also welcome.





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